JKUAT has entered into a partnership with ECOTACT in a scientific research on urine harvesting. This collaboration with a financial backing of Kshs. 1.5 Million shillings from WASTE Netherlands is geared towards harvesting urine for agricultural use. This initiative has seen one of our postgraduate students, John Mining, Ph.D student in the department of chemistry, accorded a scholarship to conduct the research on utilization of urea in human urine and formulating an eco-fertilizer that would help increase agricultural production.
Speaking during the ceremony, the vice chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga thanked ECOTACT for choosing JKUAT as a key partner to undertake the research whose findings will lead to manufacturing urea products with specific agronomic benefits.
The CEO, ECOTACT – Mr. David Kuria, who is also a JKUAT alumnus, said that the research venture had received global attention with the former American president, Bill Clinton pledging to support the initiative and the products that will promote quality agricultural produce.